Spatial Statistics in Practice

 

Center for Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity, Tunghai University

&

Fushan Botanical Garden

Taiwan

August, 2007

 

Symposium Presentation #1: (Saturday, August 4) Spatially Structured Random Effects

 

Symposium Presentation #2: (Saturday, August 4) Spatial Filtering and Space-Time Data

 

Lecture #1: A general overview of spatial autocorrelation in georeferenced data

Lab #1 - spatial autocorrelation games
- constructing Moran scatterplots
- constructing semivariogram plots

 

Lecture #2: Quantitative regionalization and cluster detection, with special reference to local statistics

Lab #2 - variable transformations
- LISA statistics
- Getis-Ord statistics
- constructing spider diagrams

 

Lecture #3: Modeling spatial autocorrelation in normal, binomial/logistic, and Poisson variables: autoregressive and spatial filter specifications

Lab #3 - Jacobian estimation
- estimating autoregressive models
- estimating spatial filter models
- estimating random effects models
- mapping spatial filters

 

Lecture #4: Bayesian analysis of mapped data

Lab #4 - using GeoBUGS

 

Lecture #5: MAPS WITH GAPSsmall geographic area estimation, kriging, and kernel smoothing

Lab #5 - handling missing georeferenced data: (1) estimating missing values
(2) spatial interpolation

 

 

BACKGROUND READING

 

Spatial autocorrelation: GeoWorld, 2004

 

Spatial autocorrelation: Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, 2005

 

Spatial autocorrelation: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, in press

 

Jacobian approximation: Papers in Regional Science, 1992

 

Jacaobian approximation: Linear Algebra & Its Applications, 2004

 

Spatial model specifications: International Journal of Health Geographics, 2005

 

Spatial filtering normal probability model: Journal of Geographical Systems, 2000

 

Spatial filtering Poisson probability model: Probability & Statistics Letters, 2002

 

Spatial filtering binomial probability model: Environment & Planning A, 2004

 

Spatial filtering and PCNM: Ecology, 2007

 

 

 

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